Here are the specs, as provided by Ariel Gordon, the lovely Winnipeg poet who organized the event:
Terminal Reading: Booth, Diaz, Coffey & LeTourneau
Date: Thursday, September 9, 7:00 pm
Location: Aqua Books (274 Garry Street, between Graham and Portage)
Writers Ian LeTourneau and Sherry Coffey are moving from Alberta to New Brunswick. They’ll be parking the U-Haul in select cities along the way, including Winnipeg.
In an effort to welcome them to the prairies, we’ve provided them with a pair of Winnipeg-writers-named-Jason.
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Jason Booth is a recent graduate of the Creative Communications program at Red River College. His poetry has been published in The Collective Consciousness, the quarterly journal of The Manitoba Writerâ€™s Collective. He resides in Winnipeg with his wife and percolator.
Jason Diaz is a Winnipeg-based writer and stay at home dad. His poetry and prose has been published in dark leisure magazine. He is also a blogger for the THIN AIR blog, Hot Air.
Sherry Coffey was born in Whitehorse. Her writing has been published in magazines, such as Qwerty and Room of Oneâ€™s Own. Burnt Offerings, a play co-written with Ian LeTourneau, won the nbActs Theatre Festivalâ€™s One-Act Play Competition and was produced in 2003. Her novel in progress, A Pattern of Walking, won the Writers Federation of New Brunswickâ€™s David Adams Richards Prize in 2006. And in 2007, she was the recipient of The Lieutenant Governor of Alberta Emerging Artist Award, whose jury said the manuscript â€œeloquently mixes historical events with fiction to carve an imaginative landscape which draws you in.â€ She lives in Fredericton with her husband and son.
Ian LeTourneau’s poetry has been published in many magazines and anthologies. In 2006, Gaspereau Press published Defining Range, a chapbook of poems, and in 2008, Thistledown published Terminal Moraine, his first full-length collection. He lives in Fredericton.
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“Terminal Moraine is a landmark book. It entertains and ferries readers to the ‘otherworld’ poetry inhabits, but it could also be well-used in writing workshops, as LeTourneau’s poems have much to teach us. Reversals (ie: the tide, time, memory), renewals, and re-ordering predominate, but within these themes there exists great diversity in subject, tone, and form.” – Anna Mioduchowska, Prairie Fire Review of Books
“Letoumeau has a whole lot going on in this slender collection, as he mixes science and artâ€”looking for the soul in the machine, or anywhere, for that matter. […] Letoumeau, like recent poetic forbears Christopher Dewdney, Tim Lilburn, and Don McKay, is intellectually equipped to go headlong into the scientific world with a philosophical head of steam and a spiritual magnifying glass.” – Bill Robertson, Saskatoon StarPhoenix